Whitney Houston found dead
Whitney Houston, the Grammy-winning singer best known for her golden voice and monster pop hits such as Saving All My Love for You, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and I Will Always Love You, has died at age 48. Publicist Kristen Foster confirmed the news only hours before Houston was due to perform at her longtime mentor Clive Davis‘ annual pre-Grammy party. The cause of death is not yet known.
Police cars were seen in front of the Beverly Hilton hotel Saturday afternoon, where Whitney was staying. TMZ reports that paramedics were called there and found the iconic pop star unresponsive in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. According to the celebrity news site, paramedics’ attempts at CPR failed and Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (Pacific Time). No other details were immediately available.
Houston, who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse in her later life, was last seen publicly on Thursday night, when she appeared “messed up” and disoriented in front of a Hollywood nightclub.
A winner of six Grammy Awards, Whitney sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. She also received 30 Billboard trophies, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmys.